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Good ‘ol Blighty

Work and travel in the UK

Whether you’re looking to pay your way on your round the world or further your career in the Big Smoke (London), a UK working holiday is a rite of passage. We’d go for the roast dinners alone.

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Ps and Qs

Why work and travel in the UK

Quaint, quirky and quintessential – the UK plays its part down to a tee (or should that be tea). With cider-filled countryside, kiss-me-quick seaside towns and elegant cities straight out of a Richard Curtis Brit flick – history and architecture are everywhere. And where it’s not, there’s usually a creaky 500+ year old pub to dive into. But it's the UK’s non-conformist streak that makes it such a unique place to live and work. That alternative attitude that produces the best musicians, the most eccentric artists, the angriest chefs and the most satirical comedy. It’s a place to make it – into whatever version you fancy being.

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When to go

The UK has a bad rep weather wise. Some of it is deserved – the winters can be dark and wet, and the summers hit and miss. But wrapping up in front of cosy pub fire or dancing in the rain at Glasto is all part of the charm. And when you get that perfect crisp wintry walk or hot summers day knocking back Pimm’s in the park, there’s nowhere prettier.

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What it pays

How much you earn depends on where you live and what your qualifications are. If you’re looking to do casual work, expect to earn the minimum wage (£10.18 for 20-22 year olds) or above, plus tips. The average salary in the UK is £33K, although this differs massively depending on your industry, experience and where you live – with London being higher.

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Where to go

Most working holidaymakers tend to start in London, where there’s heaps of casual work in pubs and restaurants and a competitive but lucrative job market in every industry under the sun. Talking of sun, the UK’s scenery is stunning – so a summer on the coast working in hospitality jobs will guarantee okay money, but amazing beaches and quality banter.

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Let's talk UK

Get some facetime with our amazing JENZA Support Squad. When they’re not posing for pool pics, they’re making your work aboard adventures happen with their endless enthusiasm and mad traveller skills. These include: parent whispering, visa geekery and the ability to pack a backpack in 30 seconds flat.

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Works for others

5% of profits go to our Youth Access Scholarship Fund. Because the world's a better place when more people can experience it.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual travel talk | Thur 28 Mar '24 @ 17:30 (GMT)

Working holidays with JENZA Travel - Everything you need to know

Hey, we're JENZA. We may be new on the block, but we have the backing of 60+ years of work abroad experience from our sister companies in the UK and Ireland, USIT and BUNAC. Sign on to learn more about what JENZA has on offer and how we can help you see the world on a working holiday. We've got flexible working holidays with pre-arranged jobs in Canada, Japan, USA, and the UK - because you should never have to choose between getting a job and going travelling.

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Virtual travel talk | Tue 19 Mar '24 @ 17:30 (GMT)

Intern UK with JENZA - Everything you need to know

What do you get if you cross career goals + travel goals? Whether you're a current student looking to get ahead this summer, need academic credit as part of your degree, or you're a recent grad needing professional work experience - Intern UK is a slam dunk for your resume. Find out more, meet the JENZA team, and ask all your questions at our virtual travel talk.

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